Larapinta (6) RESIZED

 

Our 2017 Larapinta Gutsy Challenge trek will set off on Sunday 6th August. A team of 17 people, including a number of medical researchers and their supporters,  from around Australia have committed to this challenge and they have been busy over the past 6 months raising vital funds for GI cancer research.

The Classic Larapinta Trek is one of the seven Great Walks of Australia and is now noted as one of the top 10 walks in the world on many trekking writers’ walking lists. This  5 day, 80km trek in the Northern Territory of Australia will see the team traverse the high ridgelines of the West MacDonnell ranges and scale the 1,380 metre Mt Sonder. They will gain a rare perspective of vast flood plains, the razorback rocky outcrops and sheer scale of this ancient land.

The diversity of trail stages is impressive: at times the trail descends from the ridge line into narrow canyons where sheltered pockets of delicate fern and twisted gum trees grow from the dry rivers of sand. On other stages trekkers will walk to the impressive Simpsons Gap, Standley Chasm and sunrise climb of Mt Sonder a perfect vantage point from where they will be able to trace the entire West MacDonnell Range.

 

Highlights include:

  • Following trails through magnificent Bloodwood and Ironwood trees
  • Catching sight of a shy Echidna or Black-footed Rock Wallaby
  • Experiencing magnificent sunset views along the Heavitree Range
  • Marvelling at the huge comet impact crater at Gosse Bluff
  • Seeing fossilised stromatolites, one of the most ancient forms of life

Meet the team or donate here!

 

2018 Gutsy Challenge adventures will be announced soon – to express interest and receive more information once announced please CLICK HERE or contact us on 1300 666 769.

 

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